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Library instruction in a cloud: perspectives from the trenches

Regina Koury (Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)
Spencer J. Jardine (Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 16 August 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

Cloud computing flexibility has advantages for IT professionals as well as non‐technical users. This paper aims to look at cloud computing from the library instruction perspective. The authors aim to discuss types of cloud computing applications for organizing information and sharing content, creating tutorials, collaboration, scheduling and storage. Additionally, the paper seeks to discuss types of applications used at ISU for library instruction and implications for teaching.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a literature review followed by practical applications of library instruction that included cloud‐computing technologies.

Findings

The paper encourages library professionals to take advantage of cloud computing applications to provide better library instruction.

Originality/value

This paper offers insights on how cloud computing can be used for library instruction.

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Citation

Koury, R. and Jardine, S.J. (2013), "Library instruction in a cloud: perspectives from the trenches", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 161-169. https://doi.org/10.1108/OCLC-01-2013-0001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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